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. >>> former cia director david petraeus faces the fire in the benghazi terror attacks. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, november 16th, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. and the world is holding its breath this morning as tensions in the middle east reach a boiling point after days of fierce fighting between israel and gaza militants. an attempt at a brief cease fire was unsuccessful this morning and air raid sirens have gone off. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is not backing down. >> in the past 24 hours, israel has made it clear that it will not tolerate rocket and missile attacks on civilians. nbc's martin fletcher is in tel aviv where air raid sirens were heard this morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. following up on netanyahu's threat. overnight 30,000 reserves were given potential order to report for duty overnight 16,000 soldiers were told, reserve soldiers, were told to report to their units. they will be joining army units that massed on the border of gaza. armored personnel carriers, hundreds of thousands of troops ready for g
against scathing criticism from republicans. all that, while embattled former cia director david petraeus will testify on capitol hill. >>> and breaking news from the middast, as rockets are fired between the israelis and palestinians. this morning, three israelis are killed. a live report coming up. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. and today one scandal will give way to another in washington. former cia director david petraeus is expected to testify in a closed-door senate intelligence committee hearing. general petraeus is not expected to discuss his personal indiscretions that ended his cia career last week. instead, he'll be discussing details on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, that resulted in the death of ambassador christopher stevens and three others. >>> also, the controversy over u.n. ambassador susan rice calling the assault spontaneous back in september has reached a boiling point. yesterday, president obama, in his first news conference since re-election, exploded at republican finger-pointing over rice. >> if senator mccain and senator
a new start with congress over the debt. >>> embattled former cia director david petraeus testifies privately on capitol hill, insisting his resignation had nothing to do with the botched response to the attack in libya. all of this as we are still getting a daily dose of unpleasant details about general petraeus's affair with paula broadwell, and the role that florida socialite jill kelly played in the drama. >>> and the clash in benghazi heats up as charges that the u.n. secretary misled the country about the attack on "meet the press" and other programs. >> our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. >> now sparking a war of words with the president, senators are threatening to block her potential nomination as secretary of state. >> the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better, and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> we'll
the resignation of the cia chief and four-star general david petraeus just ahead. >>> you may want to bundle up or grab the snowboard. there is snow on the slopes. >>> and facebook hands out cash to another peninsula city. this time one of the wealthiest. >>> is it already time for a new phone? we will take a look in business news. >>> we will give you a shot at the san bruno cam. the temperatures jump up and bite you. more coming up in a matter of minutes. alright let's break it down. mom, pop it. ♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls. let the making begin. ♪ too bad the guys aren't here we're clear. ok, swarm! swarm! hello [ female announcer ] pillsbury chocolate chip cookies. let the making begin >>> we are following breaking news out of dublin. a gas leak forced a target store to evacuate. just before 10:00 this morning, a construction crew with a backhoe hit a gas line that forced the evacuation. this happened on dublin boulevard. the target store had to be evacuated. there are no reports so far of any injuri
of evidence in the casey anthony murder trial get overlooked? >>> plus, a new report on what disgraced cia director david petraeus is planning to do next. you're watching "early today." >>> hey. there. welcome back. here are some stories making news this morning. "the new york times" reports that former cia director david petraeus is fighting off cabin fever after his november 9th resignation. friends say he is considering teaching posts at four universities and publishing proposals, possible speaking or corporate board offers, and he has not ruled out a job as a television analyst. >>> the indianapolis explosion that killed two people is forcing the demolition of about 30 homes in the surrounding neighborhood. police are still investigating the november 10th blast. >>> new evidence shows that someone in casey anthony's house did a computer search for the term "fool-proof suffocation" on the day 2-year-old caylee anthony died, but it was misspelled with an "i," and prosecutors never knew about it. casey anthony was acquitted of her daughter's murder in 2011. >>> president obama, his wife a
that apparently no one saw coming. cia director david petraeus stepped down today, citing an extramarital affair. the woman is reportedly his biographer. and the fbi is investigating not because of any wrongdoing, but to see if the relationship was a security risk. president obama accepted his resignation today, saying he wishes petraeus and his wife the very best at this difficult time. the bombshell came as a surprise to many on capitol hill. petraeus was highly respected by both republicans and democrats. >> for lack of a better term, petraeus is a legend. i mean, he is is one of the few generals in american history to get so much credit for so many things. >> petraeus was appointed to cia director last year. prior to that he was the commander of the wars in iraq and afghanistan. in a statement, he said after being married for over 37 years, i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. "nightly news" will have more on the surprise resignation coming up at 5:30. >>> jus
a palestinian child. back to you. >> thank you. >>> ex cia director david petraeus is being grilled about libya as his former agency launches investigation into his personal conduct and admitted affair. andrea mitchell is in washington with more on this story. good morning. >> good morning, matt. all eyes are on former cia director david petraeus who is under investigation by the very agency he was head of as the cia investigates whether petraeus used agency resources to further his relationship with his biographer, paula broadwell. this as petraeus heads to capitol hill testifying behind closed doors on the benghazi attacks before the house and senate intelligence committees. the nation's former top spy is facing pressure on two fronts. now under investigation by the agency he once headed, even as he prepares to testify before congress on benghazi. petraeus' testimony expected to focus on when the cia knew the attack on the consulate was an act of terrorism and not a spontaneous demonstration. on thursday, top intelligence officials briefed senate intelligence committee members behind closed d
benghazi. he said the cia figured out immediately that al qaeda was behind the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador and three others. that gave republicans ammunition. they accused u.n. ambassador susan rice of spinning the story five days after the attack on september 11th to protect president obama's re-election campaign. she said the attack was sparked by a spontaneous antiamerican demonstration. democrats came to her defense. she said those were the unclassified talking points given to her by the cia. the fact that it was a terrorist attack was still classified and secret. >>> two workers are missing after an oil rig fire in the gulf of mexico. the fire sent 11 people to the hospital. the rig is owned by black elk energy, an independent oil and gas company haeadquartered in houston. it was using a blowtorch to cut an oil line. the explosion in 2010 that happened, this rig was not producing oil so it wasn't producing a leak. jessica, raj. >> thank you very much, janelle. >>> well, a brazen flight under the golden gate bridge. in a joint investigation by nbc bay area and knbc, we br
after he was in the cia and it ended about four months ago. >> reporter: according to officials, the fbi didn't report the incident to petraeus's boss, the congress or the president until concluding its investigation last week. the president accepted petraeus's resignation friday. >> it is very puzzling, and i think was a mistake because this thing just came so fast and so hard. and since then, it's been like peeling an onion. >> reporter: national security expert roger cressey is defending the fbi. >> once the fbi concluded there was no security breach there was nothing more. >> reporter: cressey says he is more concerned what happens next as congress investigates the attack in benghazi and libya. as of now without testimony from petraeus. asking cia director will testify about benghazi later this week in petraeus's point. but at some point they will likely call on the retired four-star general to testify. danielle leigh, nbc bay area news. >> danielle, thank you. >>> from teenagers now to the multimillionaires, concussions do not death row inmate interstate. alex smith spoke with a neu
>>> good morning. unanswered questions. the affair that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. when was it uncovered? why did it take so long to tell the president? and why was this woman the target of harassing e-mails from the general's mistress? >>> blown away. a neighborhood in indianapolis in shambles after a mysterious and deadly explosion. more than 30 homes may have to be demolished. what caused that powerful blast? and the pits, a fight breaks out between crews of two racing teams after nascar superstar jeff gordon intentionally crashed into another driver. he says he has nothing to apologize for today, monday, november 12th, 2012. "today" with matt lauer and >>> and good morning, welcome to "today" on monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm savannah guthrie. possible to overstate how shocked those who know david betrars are over the turn of events and fallout from his surprising resignation is reaching beyond washington this morning. >> his admitted affair was first discovered when the fbi discovered threatening e-mails when sent to a woman in flori
involving two of the men he counted on most, former cia director david petraeus and afghan war commander general john allen. the newest headlines in the investigation are creating even more of a tangled web. this morning's "wall street journal" reports general allen, who is now under investigation for e-mails between he and jill kelley of tampa florida, is telling associates that he received an e-mail traced back to paula broadwell, the petraeus biographer accused of sending harassing e-mails to jill kelley. according to the journal, allen says the broadwell e-mail was written under the pseudonym kelley patrol. it described kelley as a, quote, seductress, and warned the general about becoming entangled in a relationship with the married socialite. the journal also reports kelley tried this summer to get the fbi to drop the investigation that began with kelley's complaint of harassing e-mails traced back to broadwell. people familiar with the case tell the journal that she became worried about personal information being provided to investigators. meanwhile, the washington post quotes seni
with paula broadwell and testified that the cia did indeed know immediately it was al qaeda that attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi. that attack took the lives of the u.s. ambassador and three others. petraeus says that information was withheld from the general public to not tip out terrorists that u.s. intelligence was on their trail. >>> two co-workers are missing after an oil rig explosion off the coast of louisiana. 11 people were injured on board the platform that happened this morning when a blast of fire ripped through this rig. this is near louisiana not far from the spill of 2010. the company that owns the rig, black elk energy, says no oil has leaked from the platform. >>> still ahead, most wanted no more. how one of the bay area's notorious criminals was taken down while dining out. >>> and good afternoon. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. we're tracking the storm tonight. the first of two storms moving in right now. while you're dry in san jose, we do have rain picking up later on this evening. some of the heaviest activity moving into san francisco as
cia director david petraeus. republicans portrayed rice as a pawn of the president's election year agenda. >> the story she told reinforced the political narrative helpful to the president. i don't know what she knew, but i know the story she told was misleading. >> we are going to find out who made changes in the original statement. until we do, i really think it's unwarranted to make accusations. >> the administration denies any claims of white house interference. >>> meanwhile, paula broadwell, the north carolina woman at the center of the scandal that led to petraeus's resignation, returned home for the first time since word of the affair broke along with her husband and two children. neither would take questions from reporters as they carried groceries inside. later, around a dozen neighbors and friends showed up, some carrying food. a family acquaintance said broadwell was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support. >>> and now for a look at your weather as we kick off this thanksgiving week, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. i'm just goin
. lynn >>> well, jill kelley, the tampa socialite caught up in the scandal involving former cia chief david petraeus, is now going on the offense. after two weeks of silence kelley's lawyers has released e-mails he wrote designed to prove she never intentionally or acted inappropriately. one letter to the u.s. attorney demands to know who in the government leaked kelley's name to the media after she received e-mails from petraeus biographer and mistress paula broadwell. meanwhile, "the new york times" reports the pentagon investigation into e-mails between kelley and general allen t top nato commander in afghanistan, has been narrowed down to between 60 and 70 messages that according to a defense official bear a fair amount of scrutiny. >>> well, if there is any doubt the holidays are fast approaching, here's a sure sign. tonight is the lighting of the world famous rockefeller center christmas tree. always a favorite time of year around here. right downstairs bill karins is live on the plaza for us with a preview of what the weather will be like, there, here, all around the nation. go
tech pen is helping. >> stunning resignation, cia director. the fbi investigation that led to tip. also. >>> i'm scott butma i'm scott budman. what you can do with your money now to stay ahead of what comes next. >>> higher taxes. government cuts. the election may be over. the fiscal cliff is looming. >> lots may be asking what is the fiscal cliff? and how will it affect me? we go to our business and tech reporter, scott budman who went looking for the answers. scott. >> good evening. let's get one thing out of the way. the fiscal cliff is not new. it's the result of both parties. and extending our nation's debt ceiling last year, pushing the deadline for taxes and budget cuts until the end of this year. now that the election is over, it is what we are focusing on and the deadline is getting close. >> i've got the pen. ready to sign the bill right away. i'm ready to do it. >> it won't be that easy to avoid what is being called the fiscal cliff. a series of tax increases, and government cutbacks, set to hit at the end of the year, unless a budget compromise is reached first. >> right now
resignation from the cia leader david petraeus. we now know the identity of the second woman. >> he said his vision was blurred. >> alex smith is recovering from a concussion. he left the game in the sec quarter. we will show you what happened. >>> good evening. in heyward tonight, family and friends gathered to share their grief over the kill canning of a 19-year-old man. they are angry, as well, though, claiming that police aren't doing enough to find the killer. ernesto was reported missing and found dead last week. monty francis is joining us from heyward where a candle light vigil was held a couple of hours ago. >> reporter: good evening. the most pressing question is who would want to kill 19-year-old ernesto and why? you can see that people have left candles here at the abandoned building where he was found dead and the family is demanding answers and justice. >> use this time to be there for his family. >> reporter: about 150 people gathered an abandoned auto shop in heyward tobt tonight where the body of ernesto was found last tuesday. his father reportedly the 19-year-old missing o
comments about the affair that forced him to step down as cia director. world tonight is next. >>> on the brink of war. there's a potentially catastrophic situation unfolding tonight in the middle east. >> nbc janelle wang has the latest in our world tonight. >> raj and jessica, the bloodbath continues in the middle east as both israel and hamas launch more aggressive attacks. pal sinnian militants fired off a series of rockets from gaza avenging the death of a top military commander yesterday. the israeli military intercepted many but one reportedly hit an apartment building. another rocket reached just outside of tel aviv causing resident to run for cover. today, israel launched more pinpoint air strikes targeting military installations in gaza. over a dozen palestinians killed in recent days. israel is moving in ground troops. >> no government would tolerate a situation where it nearly a fifth of its people live o under a constant barrage of rocket fire. israel will not tolerate this situation. >> tomorrow egypt's prime minister expected to make an unprecedented visit to ga
's affair with petraeus led to his resignation as cia director later this month. she could still face charges for mishandling classified information. >>> the man behind the deadly shooting spree allegedly at oakland's oikos university suffers from parasanoid skets fn ya. the psychologist who wrote the report conclude that had one goh is not competent to stand trial for allegedly killing seven and wounding three. the hearing will resume in january. if that second report also finds goh not able to stand trial, he'll will transferred to a state mental hospital for treatment. >>> to a follow-up to an ongoing saga involving your favorite snack cakes. twinti tkies and ding dongs may saved after all. it was declaring it was closing down, it's now agreed to federal mediation as of tomorrow. that decision came late today as the company went to bankruptcy court to change its filing from chapter 11 to chapter 7 liquidation. on friday, hostess sent some 18,000 workers at 33 different plants across the country, including oakland, packing. >>> may be quite a scene at the airport. port workers are g
. >>> to the hill, former cia director david petraeus agrees to testify this week before congrebout the deadly attack in benghazi as new details emerge about the e-mails that led to his resignation. >>> this morning, senator john mccain weighs in on it all. >>> and guy's new restaurant gets one of the harshest reviews ever written. a drink that tastes like radiator fuel, guy fights back in a live interview today, thursday, november 15th, 2012. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning, i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. we'll talk about major breaking news in a minute. but the review you talked about about guy fieri's restaurant, i have never read a review like this. and a lot of people are wondering, is this fair? the kind of review that should be written? or did this go across some kind of a line? >> yeah, use whatever word you want to use, roasted, fileted, skewered. when the review starts out guy fieri, have you eaten at your new restaurant in time square? we look forward to a response. >> looking forward to what he has to say. >>> also a developing story in
. >> good morning. the woman at the center of the bombshell resignation of former cia director general david petraeus returned to her home overnight, first time since news of biographer paula broadwell's affair with petraeus broke, she and her husband hosted family and friends at their charlotte home. representatives working with the broadwell family say paula and her family are focusing on sticking together through a difficult time. according to associated press, a person close to broadwell says she's quote devastated by fallout of the affair and deeply regrets the damage she has done. >>> the president is on a three nation tour of southeast asia. chuck todd has the latest from myanmar. good evening where you are, chuck. >> reporter: willie, it was just a few short years ago this country was essentially isolated from the world community. now president obama makes this historic trip, becoming the first u.s. president to visit myanmar, country formerly known as burma. a rousing welcome for the president. a sea of people eager to catch a glimpse of the motorcade. uniformed school children wavi
was appointed to cia chief last year not when he was the commanding general in afghanistan. two weeks after the wrath of superstorm sandy 100,000 people still in the dark mostly on long island. residents there fuming and state lawmakers are putting pressure on the long island power authority. in other parts of the northeast, the majority of schools are reopening and gas rationing has ended. and speaking of gas, the u.s. is on its way to becoming more self-sufficient. a new report today says the u.s. will overtake saudi arabia as the world's leading oil producer in five years. experts say it probably won't dramatically change prices but it could prevent huge spikes since we won't be as dependent on other countries for oil. the international energy agency said america's widespread adoption of fracking, hydraulic fracturing, and drilling has made oil reserves much more accessible. overseas the civil war in syria escalating to another dangerous level today. the israeli military fired today at syrian artillery units after stray shells ended up on their side of the border in golan heights. israel
and hope we get somebody in the cia that knows what we're doing. we have never been at more danger in the whole scheme of things worldwide than we are today. we keep having great people drop like flies and we can't afford -- we're running out of them. >> we sure are. >>> let's give a kiss to our veteran, shall we? this is cool. they are coming together and want to send postcard kisses to our troops. the idea is get a blank postcard like this, which we have, then you kiss it. >> ready? >> uh-huh. >> make it a nice kiss, not a nasty kiss. i know you. >> yours is good. mine you can't really see. >> anyway, then you send them. >> mine has a smoog. where can they get these, hoda woman? >> i don't know. somewhere dot com-ish. >>> anyway, favorite things, shall we? can i tell you something, there's secret deodorant, then there's secret deodorant. this is the eucalyptus blossom, one of the natural mineral ones. it's $45 -- >> $45? >> $4 to $5. >> smells great. >> it's minerals, i don't know, it works. i'm into it. $4. >> all right, mine is called fontas green apple throat lozenges. 17.95 a
to resign as cia chief last friday. as for general allen, he continues to have the support of the president. >> i can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> general allen was supposed to be appointed to nato commander this thursday but that confirmation hearing has been delayed. meanwhile petraeus is not out of the picture yet, even though he has resigned. senator dianne feinstein says she plans to ask him to testify when the senate intelligence committee holds a hearing this week into the september benghazi attack that killed four american diplomats. >>> on the run and in hiding. anti-virus software mowing al john mcafee says he's innocent and on the move every four hours because he fears for his life. police in belize say he's a person of interest in the murder of his neighbor, gregory fall. mcafee says he's being framed because the belizean government has a vendetta against him, consistently harassing him since he moved there in 2008 to retire. >>> in the middle east workers began to
. >>> embattled former cia director david petraeus testifies privately on capitol hill, insisting his resignation had nothing to do with the botched response to the attack in libya. all of this as we are still getting a daily dose of unpleasant details about general petraeus's affair with paula broadwell, and the role that florida socialite jill kelly played in the drama. >>> and the clash in benghazi heats up as charges that the u.n. secretary misled the country about the attack on "meet the press" and other programs. >> our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo. >> now sparking a war of words with the president, senators are threatening to block her potential nomination as secretary of state. >> the reason i don't trust her is because i think she knew better, and if she didn't know better, she shouldn't be the voice of america. >> senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> we'll talk to senator lindsey graham exclusively this morn
at the news desk. good morning. >> good morning, everyone. >>> ex-cia chief general david petraeus spoke out about his affair with biographer paula broadwell in a letter to his colleague james shelton nbc news has learned this morning. in the november 20th note, petraeus says, quote, i screwed up royally and tells shelton, quote, i paid the price appropriately and i sought to do the right thing at the end of the day. petraeus also praises his wife for standing by him. the affair brought about petraeus' resignation earlier this month. >>> renewed fears this morning that egypt could be on the verge of a second popular revolution as mohamed morsi addresses the nation today calling for unity. nationwide protests have turned violent and even deadly as demonstrators blast morsi's decree last week that gave him virtually absolute power. >>> the united nations is set to recognize palestine as a state today with overwhelming support from the general assembly. the palestinians will ask for recognition as a non-member state. a similar designation is held by the vatican. but israel and the u.s. are opp
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